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From Last-Generation Legacy To Next-Generation Modernisation

May 9, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

Chief Wine Officer Presents:

From Last-Generation Legacy To Next-Generation Modernisation

Thursday 9th May from 6.15pm
Conservatorium Hotel, Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam
Master of Wine: Cees van Casteren
What’s on the agenda

You’re invited to join a carefully chosen group of leaders at this complimentary evening mixing business with pleasure. On the agenda: How to make the most of your cloud strategy by modernising your business applications. We’ll discuss and share ideas to develop, define and apply the right roadmap for your legacy applications – from modernisation, to integration, and migration. Everything will be based on real challenges organisations have faced with last-generation systems – and how they’ve succeeded with next-generation technology. Topics to include:

  • Bringing together agile customer-oriented operations to minimise risk, enable growth and maximise cost-effectiveness
  • Integrating new functionality and interoperability to transform speed-to-market and optimise customer experience
  • Successfully implementing different approaches such as rearchitecting, rebuilding or rehosting

Alongside the high-level business content, you’re invited to connect with other senior executives over a four-course gourmet dinner. This includes a fine wine tasting experience, hosted by a Master of Wine (one of just 384 in the world), and includes wine-related entertainment, education and friendly competition.

Guest Speaker

Iskandar Najmuddin
Iskandar leads Rackspace’s application-centric & multicloud DevOps efforts across EMEA, helping customers unlock the potential of their technical teams and platforms.

iskandar najmuddin

Who’s attending

C-level, Heads and Directors of IT, Digital, Compliance, Security roles from leading companies in the Netherlands, mainly based in and around Amsterdam.

 Your hosts:

Rackspace is the #1 provider of IT as a service, in today’s multi-cloud world. We deliver certified expertise and integrated managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and enterprise applications.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

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Champagne will be served in…

“Thank you for the invite, it was a lovely evening to connect with people from across the industry, in charming circumstances.”

Chief Wine Officer

We will mix business with pleasure: the serious business of wine tasting together with the pleasure of connecting with senior peers, colleagues and friends from your industry. Alongside the four-course gourmet dinner, there will be a wine tasting, hosted by entertaining wine speaker.

This part of the evening involves some friendly wine-related team competition, with the winner receiving the ultimate accolade – the Chief Wine Officer.

Wine Host

Cees van Casteren is a Master of Wine, working as a consultant, wine writer and freelance journalist – with a weekly column in newspaper De Gelderlander. Cees has won the Dutch wine tasting championships ‘Prix Pommery’ twice, and received Southcorp’s Writer’s Bursary in 2003. He became Ambassadeur du Champagne in 2008 and won the Torres Wine Course in 2007.

 9 Fine Wines & 1 Winner


One sparkling wine, one champagne


Paired with two white wines

Main Course

Paired with two red wines

Cheese Course

Paired with two red wines


Enjoyed with a dessert wine

CWO Final

Winner announced

“The venue, food, entertainment & wine were all great. Well done and thank you!”

 Your venue

Conservatorium Hotel, Van Baerlestraat 27,  Amsterdam

This luxury 5-star hotel in Amsterdam has repeatedly been crowned the number one luxury hotel in the Netherlands. Located in the Museum Square district, the true heart of the city, the Conservatorium is an architectural masterpiece that combines a landmark heritage building with graceful, contemporary design. Guests enjoy a selection of restaurants, a bar, lounge and the 1,000 sq m Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.

“Great event. Interesting topic and content.”

4Finance, Amsterdam 2018

“Thank you for a really great evening – it was by far the best networking event I have been to.”

Capita, London 2018

“Amazing evening – one to remember! Nice concept – unique and very enjoyable.”

Vodafone, Amsterdam 2018

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Event details

Chief Wine Officer with Rackspace & AWS

From Last-Generation Legacy To Next-Generation Modernisation
Conservatorium Hotel, Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam

Thursday 9th May 2019
from 6.15pm

“Best networking event in a long time.”


May 9, 2019
6:15 pm
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Conservatorium Hotel
Van Baerlestraat 27
Amsterdam,1071 AN NL
+31 20 570 0000